Daily Archive: April 16, 2017

The spirit of the river book achieves the spirit of every individual.

Today in New Delhi, Bollywood eminent personality Anupam Kher released the book, The Spirit Of The River, written by Karina Arora.

The young author, Karina Arora, said that, it’s a book from my heart and it deals with the experiences of everyone’s life.

Talking about the book, eminent Bollywood actor, Anupam Kher said that, sometimes, you need to be told what you already know to get you through the dark patches. And sometimes no one around you can help. This book can.

The book, The spirit of the River, written by Karina Arora, waves around different shades of life in an justified manner.

MCD Elections 2017: Arvind Kejriwal confident of AAP’s thumping win, appeals people not to be swayed by Modi wave

New Delhi: Days after facing an embarrassing defeat in Rajouri Garden bye-election, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed people not to be swayed by Modi wave in upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. While talking exclusively to leading national channel CNN-News 18, Kejriwal intensifies his attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that if people would vote for them in MCD elections, there will be garbage everywhere instead of developmental work.

Delhi MCD elections: Over 1.10 lakh first-time voters in municipal polls

Over 1.10 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise for the first time in the upcoming high-stakes municipal polls in Delhi. Elections to the three BJP-led corporations will be held on April 23 and the youth population is considered a crucial segment of the voters in the national capital. "We are preparing for the polls as per the schedule. This would be the first civic poll after the latest delimitation which has redrawn the civic wards. "For this election, there are 1,10,639 people who would be voting for the first time, out of which 24,825 are those who have recently turned 18.

Government to monitor use of funds for schemes for Scheduled Castes

The government will start monitoring the usage of funds meant for implementation of schemes for scheduled castes in view of complaints that budgetary allocations are being diverted to other programmes by states. The move follows the PMO’s decision to entrust the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry with the responsibility of monitoring the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP), which earlier was under the NITI Aayog’s mandate.

Mandatory sex determination

We get celebrities to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic.

In an attempt to stop female foeticide and increase the female sex ratio across Maharashtra, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the state government makes prenatal sex determination compulsory for all women. The PAC has also said that regular monitoring of pregnant women, who have conceived female child, will also be done to prevent female foeticide. This isn’t the first time a recommendation like this has been made. Last year in February, Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi suggested mandatory sex-determination tests and tracking of women carrying female foetuses.

Delhi police has its own version of ‘Romeo squads’

The Delhi police under "Operation Shishtachar," an initiative launched in 2015 to teach eve teasers.

New Delhi: While "Operation Romeo" in Uttar Pradesh and "Operation Durga" in Haryana has drawn a lot of flak for their aggressive vigilantism, often at the cost of young love, it seems the Delhi police is silently cracking down on eve teasers by forming teams of their own. In a major crackdown against eve teasers, the Delhi police under "Operation Shishtachar," an initiative launched in 2015 to teach eve teasers and stalkers a lesson, has taken legal action against 3189 people during the month of January and February.